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  • Bomb kills 56 at Shiite Muslim mosque in southern Pakistan as fears of militancy surge grow

    A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to head African Union, despite rights record

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who came to power in 1980 and has been accused of significant human rights abuses in his country for much of his rule, was elected Friday as chairman of the African Union. Mugabe’s election comes amid a backlash...

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe takes over as new n of 54-nation African Union

    African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. The 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The...

    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and...

    Obama urges Democrats to push ahead with policies that promote their beliefs

    WASHINGTON A defiant President Barack Obama came to Philadelphia on Thursday to urge Democrats to keep aggressively promoting their beliefs, despite an Election Day drubbing. Embodying that combative outlook, Obama added a swipe at Republicans and Mitt...